Freeman – Mary E, 87, passed away peacefully (two weeks before her sixty third wedding anniversary) at her lovely home in Beach Meadows in her Aerie, just as she wanted, on Monday, June 10th, 2019.
Born in Bridgewater, Lunenburg County, Mary was a daughter of the late Eldon and Eileen (Tobin) Veinotte.
Mary attended school in Bridgewater and later graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor Degree in Arts and in Education. A devoted teacher (proponet of small schools), a gardener (but mostly in creating small special places), lover of the beautiful natural world.
She is survived by her loving husband, Gerald Freeman; a son, James (Lana); grandsons, Callum, Rowan and Garrett.
She was predeceased by brothers, Mark and James.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool At Mary’s request there will be no funeral service. No flowers by request, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Gerald and Family, My heart hurts today for Mary’s Family, I had only known Mary for about a year but she and Gerald left such an impact on my life. , Mary was such a great lady. , We had so many laughs and stories from both of us. I am going to miss her.. Gerald hold on to your memories, she loved you very much, and Callum you were her pride and joy as well as Rowan and Garrett,since I had only met Callum, that is why I singled him out. My sincere condolences to you all.
I share in the grief of her family. It breaks my heart to lose such a wonderful friend. RIP
My deepest sympathy to Gerald and family for your loss
John and Donna Murray
Sincere condolences to Gerald and family. This is a sad time!
Robert & Lorraine Quinn
Lorraine and I extend our deepest sympathy to Gerald and all the family for their loss. Mary was a true advocate for the small school and she fought hard more than once to keep D7 open when the Board sought to close it. She was on my staff for a number of years, and I appreciated her ability as a teacher and the high principles she held. She will be missed.
Jan Pottie and Tom Sherman
We are so deeply saddened by this news. We will miss Mary, her wonderful smile and sense of humour, her deep intelligence and creativity. My parents, Eloise and Leonard Pottie always spoke so highly of both Mary and Gerald and so it has been our privilege to get to know them through the Port Medway Readers Festival. We looked forward to seeing them each year. Mary’s love for and special care of her family will always serve as a model for us. Our deepest condolences to Gerald, James, Lana, Callum, Rowan and Garrett. Mary was a very unique and special lady.
I got to know Mary playing bridge at the Seaside Bridge Club a few years ago, partnered with her husband. She was a delightful lady, a pleasure to have known. I send my condolences to Gerald, family and friends.
Kendell S Colp
Gerald, Jimmy and family
I learned so much from Mrs. Freeman in the D7 days. She is one of few on the top of my list of teachers that could really help me to understand things I had trouble with ( which was a long list lol). So sorry to hear this news…. please except my sincere condolences
Donna and David Dicks
Gerald, Jimmy and Family, Our sincere sympathy to you all. Our prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Danny Muise and Family
Gerald, Jimmy and Family. So sorry for you loss. Take care.
Dear Gerald, Jimmy , Lana, Callum, Rowan and Garrett,
Deepest sympathies in the loss of your wife, mother and grandmother. Though she suffers no more , you are left behind to mourn. May memories ease your grief and the company of family and friends comfort you .
Gerald, Jimmy and Family, My sincere sympathy to you all. Mary will be greatly missed. Take care.
Brenda and Bob Lohnes
Gerald, Jimmy and family: our sincere condolences on the passing of your loved one. She taught both of our children and they always spoke highly of her. She stopped whenever our paths crossed to chat and never once forgot to ask how both of them were doing. She will be missed for sure.
Mavis Delorey and Gary Trimm.
To: Gerald and the Family our sincere condolences at this difficult time our prayers and throughs are with you all.
Mavis Delorey and Gary Trimm
Very sorry to hear of Mary’s passing………a lovely person and wonderful neighbour……she will be missed.
Jimmy Alana and family
I am so sorry to hear that Mrs Freeman has passed. She was an amazing teacher and a beautiful person. She will be missed by many .
John Townsend Brooklyn, Queens Co.
To the family of Mrs. Freeman accept our sincere condolences. Betty-Anne Williams and John Townsend
Wanda Seldon (Colp)
Such a beautiful woman and huge loss . May you hold your precious memories close as you proceed through the difficult days ahead.
Gerald,Jimmy&family…I was so saddened to hear of Mary’s passing..she had that twinkle in her eye.John and I so enjoyed our visits,we sure had a lot of laughs&will miss her big hugs..will be thinking of you at this difficult time,condolences to you and to all who love her,such a special lady who will be missed by so many..sending much love your way.Joanne Muise &John Bridges.
I only recently had a chance to meet and chat with Mary and Gerald. A very lovely and kind lady, indeed. My sincere sympathies to Gerald and his family.
Shirley and Paul Shot
Gerald and family. Mary was a beautiful spirit! I so enjoyed our chats whenever we met. Her smile and twinkle in her eye will never be forgotten. Blessings
My sincere sympathy to the whole family…
Sharon and Bob Pulsifer
Gerald and Family:
Mary brightened up our lives from the first day we met until our last goodbye.
We will miss her.
May you rest in the peace as promised by our Lord and may your family find solace in your beautiful memory. All my love to Gerald and his family.
Mary was one of a kind and I sure enjoyed working with her many years ago. We did a lot of laughing and the more ironic something was the harder she would make me laugh. We always had a grand chat when we met over the years and she was always sure to ask about my sons whom she had taught. She will be fondly remembered.
Shirley and Paul Neals
Children who attended D7 school were fortunate to have excellent teachers such as Mrs.Freeman!
Mary was a caring, compassionate, intelligent educator who loved to enlighten young minds.
She truly cared…
Gerald and family, so very sorry for your loss!
Gerald and family our sincere condolences to you and your family at this sad time.
Gerald, Jimmy and Family
My deepest sympathy with Mary’s passing. As a rookie teacher in District 7, I appreciated her presence, advice, and comradery. God Bless.
Daryl and Gladys Williams
Gerald and Family
Our sincere condolences on the passing of your wife, Mary.
Gerald, Jimmy and family, I am so sorry to hear this. It was always nice to talk with Mary. she was always positive and cheerful. Absolutely a great person to know. With my deepest Sympathy and warmest thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
Judi & Ken Minard
Gerald, Jimmy and family
Mary was a lovely lady and her passing is
a great loss to her family and friends.
Our deepest condolences.
Thinking of you during this difficult time.
Gerald and Family, how deeply sorry we are to learn of Mary’s passing. She was a grande dame by every measure. Highly intelligent, she turned her fine mind to educating our youth and always to good effect. We enjoyed her friendship and will treasure our memories of her.
John and Nancy Leefe
Gerald (The Honourable) and your family,
Mary was truly a lovely person. Always enjoyed my chats with her when we met. Her family was her everything. She spoke so proudly of all of you. Cherish your wonderful memories. Sincerest condolences.
Bonnie dalby freeman
So sorry to hear of Mrs. Freeman’s passing..she was my teacher at mount pleasant school
Billand Anna Cox
Gerald and family
We extend our deepest sympathy in Mary’s passing.
Kim Masland, MLA
To Mary’s Family,
Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss.
May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you.
Mrs. Freeman was a great teacher. I have many fond memories of her. May she rest in peace.
Cheryl and Bob Hatt
Please accept our most sincere condolences…..Mary was a wonderful lady…take care
From the distant past as in 47 years ago perhaps when Doug & I left Liverpool I am extending my sincere condolences on the death of Mary.
I have fond memories of the kindnesses you both extended to us during our brief stay in the town.
May you find comfort in your memories.
Fondly & with sympathy,
Doris Lohnes Schnare
My sincere condolences to all members of the Freeman family. Mary was surely a bright light in this world with her beautiful smile and cheerful, friendly personality. She was a lovely lady who will be very much missed. May your loving memories of her sustain you.
Gerald, Jimmy & family,I was so sorry to hear of Mary’s passing Although it has been several years since I have seen her I always enjoyed our chats when we would meet on the Cabin road, especially when your were first building and later as the grand children came along, she was so proud of them.. Cherish all your special memories.
Vernon & Joyce Hawkes
Our Deepest Sympathy to Gerald and Family. Thinking of you.
Jimmy, Lana and boys
Sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences to you all
To Gerald, Jimmy and family
Sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. She loved her family and beautiful home by the sea. She was a good longtime neighbour when we lived in Beach Meadows.
Linda Daniels (Breen)
Gerald, I just learned of Mary’s passing. She was a wonderful lady and I am sure she will be truly missed. My condolences to you and Jimmy.
Linda Daniels (Breen)